Chateau Calon Segur Vertical Tasting (Crystal Wines shop, Valley Point): Blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Double decanted for 1.5 hours. Intense dark garnet with just a slight brick red at the rim. Perfume nose with black fruits element, still primary, nice ripe blackberry, plum, hints of earthy, dusty notes and chocolate, toasty oak. Robust and structure entry, showing dusty earthiness along with blackcurrant, blackberry, mineral, mint and fresh herbs, violet and oak integrated well. It has a firm chewy tannins and long persistent finish. Very good and in a big, powerful style but at the same time austere and backwards. This may not be in its drinking window and need another few more years.
Has a very expressive nose of black currants, cassis, smoky gravel and a hint of mean green. Quite smooth and rich for Calon Segur and very 2000 with a rustic intensity and great concentration along with vineyard typicity. Quit full on the mid-palate which leads to a complex finish with strong notes of dark minerals, roasted peanuts and gravel still with strong tannins. There is a hint of green which is typical of Calon Segur at this age but I would bet on this beauty down the road. 91+
A Classic Saint-Estèphe, the Calon-Ségur 2000 offers up sumptuous aromas of steeped blackberries, forest floor, wet wood, game, char, asphalt, saddle leather, violets, and brown sugar. The influence of the estate vineyard's deep gravelly soils is evident in the nose and in a delicate vein of minerality, that sits like filagree atop velvety, caressing tannins. It's developed nicely, with no hard edges and a pleasing and lengthy finish.
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(Calon Segur) We started with the St. Estephes and the 2000 Calon Segur. The Calon was long and refined in its nose, possessing great t ‘n a and nice peanut aromas. Sweet and sturdy, it was an outstanding nose with its perfume, cassis and minerals. Wendy noted ‘chocolate chip cookie dough.’ The palate had lots of acidity, and the wine was finish forward at first, rounding out yet still spiny in general. Wendy also admired its’ sweetness,’ and the Calon was tasty but a bit muted in the mouth overall
(Calon-Segur) This showed not so great. Nose of redcurrants, peppercorns and stones. Not too expressive. Ripe, juicy and bright with some nice dense fruit and dark berr flavors. Huge tannins but sneaky length indicates greatness in the future but not today.
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